Wadjuk Bidi Kaarta Koomba program coverNyoongar history and culture in Kings Park

Take a 'walk on country' through the WA Botanic Garden with Kings Park Education's Nyoongar presenters. This program is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the significance of Kings Park to Nyoongar people, their spirituality and connection to country.

Learn how the traditional six seasons guided movement, food supplies and cultural traditions, and how the environment was used to generate the food, medicines and materials that were needed. This highly engaging and interactive program incorporates language, traditional stories, artefacts and didgeridoo music.

Kings Park Education's Nyoongar Presenters:

Olman Walley
Olman is an established Aboriginal dancer and accomplished didgeridoo player. He formed the Doorum Dancers, a dance and education group which has performed professionally for a number of years. He has performed in Los Angeles and been involved in theatre in Sydney as a dancer, actor and musician. Olman has participated as a dance teacher at Wesley College. He created a series of workshops called the 'Voices of the Wheatbelt Project' working with schools throughout the South West.

John Walley
John is a skilled Aboriginal dancer and accomplished didgeridoo player. He has been involved in the Doorum Dancers, a dance and education group. John has performed in Canada and London. He has been involved in cultural workshops involving schools and communities, and arts workshops. John was also a cultural adviser on plant life for Kings Park at the Chelsea Flower Show in London in 2000.

You may also be interested in a Nyoongar glossary for local Aboriginal words that are used within this website.

Location: Pioneer Women's Memorial Area

Bookings are essential. The walks are provided by external presenters and additional fees apply.

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Visitor disruptions will occur in the Saw Avenue Picnic Area from Monday 25 March 2019 due to toilet facilities upgrade works.

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